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Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art

2 Line 29 Vasilyevsky Island, St. Petersburg 199106, Russia
+7 812 324-08-09
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Simply amazing - don't miss!

Brilliant setting, wonderful art and the most visitor-friendly service that I experienced in... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2012
Mario F
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Geneva
Don't miss Erarta

Nice atmosphere, wonderfully attentive staff, very good museum and the art blew me away. Not to be... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2012
John W
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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Erarta brings under one roof Russia's largest private Museum of Contemporary Russian Art (with over 2,000 works in its collection) and one of the branches of its international Galleries (others located in London, New York and Zurich). Erarta building with an overall floor space of 8,600 sqm (currently being expanded to 10,200sqm) opened its doors in September 2010 but has already been nominated for Russia's museum of the year in its first year of existence. The Museum is especially worth visiting for its creativity, not only exhibiting other artists' works but also acting as an author itself with unique projects such as "U-Spaces" (total installations created by the Museum itself to immerse the viewer in a particular world), "Theatre with no actors" (the world's only multi-media play whose cast is made up exclusively of characters from paintings with special audio and video effects bringing them to life), "Art-literature" (accompanying essays of experts and regular visitors' thoughts about particular works of art, helping explain what kind of emotions they trigger in others), "Art-animation" (videos and cartoons transforming a two-dimensional painting into a story prolonged in time). Erarta building also has a restaurant, a cafe and several museum shops offering gifts, prints and books and is open every day (except for Tuesdays) from 10am to 10pm
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2 Line 29 Vasilyevsky Island, St. Petersburg 199106, Russia
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

Brilliant setting, wonderful art and the most visitor-friendly service that I experienced in Russia. It's a must-do in Saint Petersburg - you can easily spend over 3 hours here!

1  Thank Mario F
Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2012

Dear Mario, thank you very much for your kind words - we do try to be as friendly as possible to all our visitors so it's great to hear you felt welcome! We hope to see you back at Erarta again soon!

Reviewed 7 October 2012

Nice atmosphere, wonderfully attentive staff, very good museum and the art blew me away. Not to be missed!More

Thank John W
Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2012

Dear John, thank you for your review - it's great to hear that you enjoyed your time and were impressed by Russian contemporary art! We're always looking to improve so if you have any suggestions as to what we need to achieve a 5* rating,...More

Reviewed 2 October 2012

The Erarta Contemporary Art museum is one of the best I have seen and was my favorite gallery in Russia (yes I went to the Hermitage, the Russian museum, the Tretyakov and Pushkin in Moscow and many others). The paintings were excellent, the rooms were...More

1  Thank hornetvbmom
Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2012

Dear hornetvbmom, thank you for taking the time to visit Erarta while in Saint Petersburg - it's great that you enjoyed Erarta's "art-animation" project! Thank you also for your extremely kind words about our staff - we indeed try to be as friendly and attentive...More

Reviewed 1 October 2012

Spent two wonderful hours here but wish it was more. Definitely a very different feel to the other place in the City (in a good way!). I would highly recommend to everyone. An extremely worthwhile and enjoyable visit.More

Thank Andrew R
Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2012

Dear Andrew, thank you for your review - it's great to hear you enjoyed yourself! Thank you for noting the different atmosphere - we do try to do things differently to other museums so it's very rewarding to hear when our visitors notice it and...More

Reviewed 25 September 2012

Would highly recommend visiting Erarta on the evening of a day dedicated to the older sights of the city for a contrast of the old and new Russia. Erarta has a terrific collection of modern art and a pleasant atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit!More

1  Thank Tiffany K
Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2012

Dear Tiffany, thank you very much for your review - we hope others follow your recommendation and come check out Erarta in the evening as we are till 10pm, which is the latest closing time amongst cultural landmarks of Saint Petersburg. We're delighted to hear...More

Reviewed 20 September 2012

I spent a couple of weeks in the city and Erarta was one of my favourite spots to hang around, tease my brain and had a cup of tea and tasteful russian bakery. Not only because a nice location but also for the interesting program:...More

Thank tiinak
Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2012

Dear tiinak, thank you for your very kind words - we're delighted to hear that Erarta became one of your favourite places in Saint Petersburg! We do indeed strive to put on an interesting programme every month besides art exhibitions which includes plays, lectures, recitals,...More

Reviewed 16 September 2012

I went to Erarta for a visit because I like contemporary art and also because the reviews at Tripadvisor were so great. I had high expectation as this is #5 on all the things that you can do in St. Petersburg. I allocated time for...More

Thank jzwy2000
Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2012

Dear jzwy2000 - thank you for allocating special time to visit Erarta during your trip to Saint Petersburg and for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We're sad to hear that we didn't live up to your expectations or that you don't...More

Reviewed 9 September 2012

We really didn't visit the museum, but we went into the gallery. The girls there were very nice and spoke good English. We were looking for a piece of Russian Art, and since antiques are not allowed to leave the country we decided on a...More

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Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2012

Dear ssbelltx, thank you for your review! As all proceeds from sales of works from Erarta Galleries go towards further development of the Erarta project and supporting contemporary Russian art, including direct support of the artists, I would also like to thank you for making...More

Reviewed 7 September 2012

I loved it. Everything in the building makes an effort to make you ask yourself "what do I think and feel?", which is a different approach to "this is a masterpiece, bow down" that I see elsewhere. My absolute favorite were the essays next to...More

1  Thank Xiao C
Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2012

Dear Xiao, thank you for your very kind words and for summarising our approach to other visitors perfectly - Erarta aims to build personal connections between people and contemporary art and the "art-literature" (essays next to paintings) and "theatre with no actors" (multimedia play with...More

Reviewed 6 September 2012

Turned out to be my favourite part of my Saint Petersburg visit - lots of thought-provoking pieces which offer a glimpse at the soul of the modern Russia. Especially like the track of a worm installationMore

Thank Maria H
Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2012

Dear Maria, thank you for taking the time to visit Erarta while in Saint Petersburg - we're deilghted to hear you enjoyed your visit and would recommend us highly to other visitors. To others reading the review and wondering about the track of a worm,...More

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Frazier S
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Dear Frazier S, all guests of Erarta museum can use our cloackroom with lockers. If your suitcase is not too big, you can leave it there during your visit. Have a good day!
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